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Apr 26

How to remove the Windows Premium Guard rogue

The Windows Premium Guard is another rogue created to appear just as if it was a real  Antivirus programs which infects users by re-directing them to fake online scan pages to make the user’s PC is infected and need download and install the rogue.

The Windows Premium Guard creates fake pop-up alerts made to make the user think they have been infected by blocking all applications used in the fake alert messages as a way to scare users into purchasing the rogue application in order to clean their computers.

The Windows Premium Guard includes in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Image File Execution Options, with hundreds of entries of the different legitimate Antivirus companies’ executable files to block them from being able to be ran.

Windows Premium Guard GUI

Files and Locations:
XP
<Drive>:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<USER>\APPLICATION DATA\Protector-<random Names>.exe
Win7
<Drive>:\USERS\<USER>\AppData\ROAMING\Protector-<Random Names>.exe

The Windows Premium Guard rogue can be removed manually, however, because of blocking apps and possible infections by other malware that could have been included, it is best to use our Antivirus removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus.

You can download a free trial to remove the rogue by clicking on the link below:

http://www.vipreantivirus.com/Antivirus-Trial/VIPRE-Antivirus/

 If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because the rogue has infected your computer and is not allowing you to  install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here:

http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com

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